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Democracy Now! Tuesday, January 6, 2004


Published January 6, 2004


Headlines
Pentagon Blocks 7,000 More Troops From Leaving Military
Iraq Police Chief: U.S. Army Gunned Down Family
U.S. Releases Three Reuters Staff in Iraq After Days In Detention
U.S. Discharges 3 Troops for Abusing Detainees in Iraq
U.S. Launches New Border Screening Program
Nations Protest U.S. Sky Marshal Program
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Cheney Facing Prosecution In France For Halliburton Gas Deal In Nigeria
A French prosecutor is examining whether to prosecute Vice President Dick Cheney over suspected complicity in the abuse of corporate assets when he was head of Halliburton. At the time, Halliburton was supplying a gas complex in Nigeria.

Presidential Candidate Moseley Braun Denies Support For Past Nigerian Dictatorship; Brother of Slain Nigerian Activist Disagrees
When asked in a recent Democratic Presidential debate to describe a mistake in her career, candidate Carol Moseley Braun described a politically devastating trip she took to Nigeria in 1996 under the dictatorship of Sani Abacha. Moseley Braun came under criticism for supporting the regime. Abacha had executed activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and 8 others months before. In the first extensive interview she has done on this in years, we speak with Amb. Moseley Braun as well as the late Ken Saro-Wiwas brother Dr. Owens Wiwa and Africa researcher Mike Fleshman.

Las Vegas Hotels, Airlines Ordered By FBI To Turn Over Guest Info
We speak with the ACLU about the FBIs demand for guest and passenger information in Las Vegas over the New Years holiday period using the Patriot Act and subsequent rounds of anti-terrorism legislation passed to give the FBI an expansion of its information-gathering powers without judicial oversight.


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